Fermenting for Flavour and Health – Rachel de Thample
Join award-winning author Rachel de Thample for her animated talk on the joys of fermentation where she’ll take you step-by-step on how to make your own ferments at home whilst talking about the science of the process, the health benefits as well as how the chemical changes during the fermentation process create the most astounding flavours. By the end of the session, you’ll be instilled with confidence to make you own lacto-ferments including sauerkraut and salt-brined pickles.
Rachel De Thample has worked in food, health and sustainability for more than 20 years. She is the Course Director of the College of Naturopathic Medicine’s Natural Chef diploma course, and she currently teaches fermentation and wild food courses at River Cottage in Devon. She’s worked as Head of Food for the organic retailer Abel & Cole and was Commissioning Editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated. She’s written six books including the award-winning River Cottage Fermentation Handbook, Less Meat, More Veg, Teas & Tonics and Five: 150 Effortless Ways to Eat 5+ Fruit and Veg a Day. She’s also studied sustainable food systems at University College London and was instrumental in setting up the award-winning Crystal Palace Food Market in London. She’s a regular contributor to The Simple Things magazine and sits on the board of Garden Organic.